FAQ 000389 EN

Import / Export & BIM RFEM RSTAB

For the creation of an information flyer we need some graphics of our projects from RFEM/RSTAB. We already know the printing to the clipboard, but is there any other way to save graphics? Can RFEM or RSTAB somehow create the graphics for further editing on the computer?

Answer

Unfortunately, the graphics cannot be written directly in a file of the JPG or BMP format. With the print option using the clipboard you can insert graphics into other programs that allow for editing and saving BMP or PNG files. A changed background color, however, won't be transferred.

Among its Accessories Windows 7 offers the "Snipping Tool" which is a screen printing program that you can use to create graphics of the file formats GIF, PNG and JPG.

In addition, there are also professional programs like Snagit®. When you insert graphics for example in PowerPoint, we recommend not to change the size by pulling the edges as otherwise the representation becomes pixelated. If you want to have it in another size, you can adjust it in the image editor (pixel setting etc.), or you can print the picture again but with another view.

RFEM Main Program
RFEM 5.xx

Main Program

Structural engineering software for finite element analysis (FEA) of planar and spatial structural systems consisting of plates, walls, shells, members (beams), solids and contact elements

RSTAB Main Program
RSTAB 8.xx

Main Program

The structural engineering software for design of frame, beam and truss structures, performing linear and nonlinear calculations of internal forces, deformations, and support reactions